7 Easy, Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes

SavvyMom November 9, 2020
Easy Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes

There’s not much worse than trying to get dinner together and on the table in a hurried, frantic rush. When the kids are hungry, you’re hungry, and things like homework, dishes and extra-curricular activities are pulling you away, a simple, kid-approved dinner would be nice. Here are a few of our favourite tried-and-true family-friendly dinner recipes.

Grainy Burrito Bowls

Burrito Bowl recipe

This dinner idea comes together so easily and each family member can customize with their own toppings. Definitely a crowd-pleaser! | Recipe here

The Easiest Weeknight Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

For this delicious and easy butternut squash recipe, we’ve taken advantage of the sweet winter squash that will soon be in season and added a WHOLE pureed butternut squash into the mix. We’ve also simplified the classic cheese sauce so you need just one bowl to bring the whole dish together. | Recipe here

Sheet Pan Supper: Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Basil and Bocconcini Cheese

Many sheet pan meals are meat and veggie heavy and take up to an hour to cook, but this dinner I’ve created is vegetarian and can be on the table in 20-minutes. | Recipe here

Chicken, White Bean and Leek Soup

Chicken, White Bean, Leek Soup

This simple, satisfying soup is the perfect dinner for this weather. It’s comforting enough to warm you through, but lighter than most seasonal soups making it ideal for eating now, before the temperature drops. | Recipe here

Twice Baked Potatoes

This recipe is designed to feed a larger crowd, but it can easily be made for a smaller family, too. One of the nicest things is, you can make most of the recipe up to 24 hours in advance. Cover and place in the refrigerator, and then remove an hour before you plan on baking the potatoes. | Recipe here

Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Our kids LOVE the butternut squash mash when it’s mixed with cheese. And these quesadillas can be served for both dinner and school lunches. | Recipe here

Muffin Pan Tuna Melts

Perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, making these sandwiches in a muffin tin is a fun twist on an otherwise classic creation. | Recipe here

 

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